Summer 2017 Season Officially Kicks-Off Saturday May 27!

Whether you’ve been with us since the Swim Club first opened in 1956, or you are a new member this year – welcome to the best time of year!

The following is the first of several periodic newsletters and notifications you will receive throughout the summer to keep you abreast of all of the fun at the Club.

Opening Weekend at Bannockburn
The pool is scheduled to be open 10:30am to 7:30pm this Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22.  It will be closed during the following work week but reopen for the summer on Saturday May 28.  For details on all Club operating hours go to the BSC homepage.

Spring Swimming continues at Mohican
Bannockburn’s extended swim initiative at Mohican Swim Club makes it possible to jump in the pool today. All Bannockburn members have access to Mohican right now…read more here.

Bannockburn Dolphins Swim Team Registration is Open
Summer swim team is almost here!  Find out more about our swim team programs and schedule.  The first practice is Tuesday May 30.  Get all the info and sign up on the swim team home page.

Who’s Who at the Pool
The 2017 pool manager is not a newcomer to Bannockburn Swim Club. Max Palermo, 19, has been assistant manager for five years and swam on the Bannockburn team as a boy. As he takes over from last year manager Ryan Chitwood, Max says his goals are “keeping everyone safe and keeping a good atmosphere” at the pool. He has just finished his freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is interested in business studies. Before university, Max attended the Waldorf School, Pyle, and Whitman. He played on the baseball team in high school, supports the Yankees and the Giants, and reports that he likes staying active outdoors.

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Memorial Day Activities

Parade
Please join us in the parking lot of the Bannockburn Swim Club on Monday, May 29 at 3:00pm for our inaugural Memorial Day Parade.  Children are encouraged to decorate their bikes, scooters, wagons, strollers, or other rolling vehicles in patriotic colors – red, white and blue.   We will have prizes for the best decorated wheels!   Friends and neighbors of pool members are most welcome to join the fun as we loop around the neighborhood streets surrounding the pool.   And best of all, King Neptune will lead our glorious procession!

BBQ
Following our parade, at about 4:00pm, please make plans to join us for the Memorial Day Picnic. Grilled burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, watermelon, and drinks will be available until the food runs out.  New this year – live music! This is one of our most popular events of the season so don’t be late.

Jello Eating Contest
Ah, jello.  How can you not love jello?  During our Memorial Day BBQ  we will have a jello-eating contest for children of all ages.  They will be placed in age categories to level the playing field.  Prizes will go to the top three winners in each category.  The contest will begin at 5:00pm at the picnic tables near the grills at the back lawn of the pool.

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Summer Food Truck Lineup
Don’t feel like cooking dinner at the end of a busy week? Don’t worry. We have you covered.  Every Friday evening in June and July we’ll have a different food truck selling diverse food from 5 to 7 pmor until they run out. Come out and support these local, small family-operated businesses.   The food truck schedule will also be on the calendar section of our website. 

June 9 Hardy’s BBQ
June 16 Holy Crepes
June 23 Balkanik
June 30 Go Fish
July 7 Peruvian Brothers
July 14 Curly’s BBQ
July 21 Holy Crepes
July 28 Tacos El Rey

Swim Lessons
Private or group swim lessons for all ages are available through our Bannockburn Swim Team coaching staff. Private lessons are open to anyone, any age, and any experience level. These are perfect for swimmers wanting individualized attention and specific feedback on their strokes. Group lessons are limited to 8 & under swimmers with minimal to no swimming experience. Group lessons are ideal for swimmers that do not meet the minimum requirements for pre-team participation. For a group lesson to be confirmed, we’ll need a minimum of three participants. Follow the links below for more information, pricing and to sign-up:
Private Lessons and Sign Up
Group Lessons and Sign Up

If you prefer to sign up for private swim lessons directly with one of the swim team coaches, you are welcome to reach out to any of them directly as well. Background on our coaches and their contact info appears here.

Adult Stroke Clinic: No, Not That Kind of Stroke
This clinic, offered for the second season, will help you improve your strokes in all styles.  Swim team head coach Malena Ferrari will give individual pointers to adults on Mondays at 10:15 a.m. and Fridays at 8:00am. No need to register. Cost: $12 per person for 30 minutes, payable to Malena at each session. The clinic will start Monday, June 19. If there is enough interest, and if Malena is available, we will try to offer an evening session. Please write mmgriggs@gmail if you are interested in an early evening clinic.

Popular Water Aerobics Again This Year
Join us for the first water aerobics class on Tuesday, June 20. We are fortunate to have Marianne Ross again leading her popular class every Tuesday and Friday, 10:30 -11:15 am, for eight weeks ending with the August 10 class.  No previous experience, no fees, nor registration required; come when you can make it.  For further information, call Marianne at 301.229.6690 or (c)240.425.2348; email cinthec@verizon.net.

Early Bird Swim
Beginning Monday June 19, the pool will be open for lap swimmers from 6:30am to 8:00am Monday through Friday.

Add An Email Address
If you want to add or change email addresses associated with your Swim Club account to ensure others in your family get these Club emails as well, please log in to your member account from the Bannockburn Swim Club homepage and add email addresses.

Bannockburn Membership Update

As of May 4, 2017 — we are completely full for 2017 Permanent memberships and 2017 Full Summer memberships.

We do have Late Season Memberships still available.  Details below:

Late Season Memberships are available for the 2017 season.
Late Season membership privileges start on August 1, 2017 and run through Bannockburn’s closing date in mid-September, plus also includes swimming privileges at Mohican Pool after Bannockburn closes (through Oct 8, 2017 weather permitting).
 
Late Season Dues are:
1-swimmer = $185
2-swimmers = $255
3-swimmers = $325
4-swimmers = $385
5-swimmers = $460
6+swimmers = $535

Go to the Late Season Membership tab on our website to apply.

 

Spring Swimming is here!

Once again BSC is participating in an extended swim initiative at Mohican Swim Club.

We will have access to Mohican prior to the opening of Bannockburn and after our pool closes in September. Mohican is located at: 7117 MacArthur Bethesda MD 20816

The Mohican Swim Club Hours are:
April 29 – May 12
Weekdays: 6:30 – 8:30 am and 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Weekends: 12:00 – 6:00 pm

May 13 – May 27
Weekdays: 6:30 – 8:30 am and 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Weekends:
Saturday – 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Just indicate you are a Bannockburn member when you check in at Mohican. Only our members for this initiative – no Bannockburn guests at Mohican.

Opening weekend at Bannockburn is May 20. Bannockburn opens on an every day basis starting Saturday, May 27.

Registration now open for Summer 2017

Go to the “Members” section of the website to register for 2017.

 

OUR SWIM CLUB IS MORE THAN A POOL!
In case you missed it last summer, we have lots of great activities happening throughout the season including movie nights, a crab feast, food trucks, picnics, pot lucks, a swim-a-thon fundraiser, adult stroke clinics, water exercise classes, swim meets and dive meets as well.  There is a lot of fun to be had for all ages and we’re always open to new event ideas!

To stay on top of all the events and to receive our e-newsletter, make sure we have your current email address at www.bannockburnpool.com.  Click on “Members” and “Manage Account” and be sure we have an email address for all members of your household who want to be kept abreast of swim club happenings.

MEMBERSHIP POLICY for 2017

We are continuing the membership policy that we adopted last year -– one already long in place at several neighboring community swim clubs.  Applications for Permanent Memberships will receive priority over all returning Summer Memberships. The club will consider all applications for Permanent Memberships from both returning summer members and waitlisted applicants, before determining how many Summer Memberships will be available.  Last year our club had a membership wait-list throughout much of the summer.

Returning summer members are encouraged to apply for a Permanent Membership in order to ensure a spot for this summer.  Once all applications for Permanent Memberships are exhausted, we will accept applications for summer memberships if spaces are available.   This will be after the March 17deadline mentioned below.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 2017 SEASON
Online registration is now available at www.bannockburnpool.com.  It is open for

  • Permanent members – both active and inactive – and new permanent member applicants (can be new to the pool or prior summer members who want to switch to permanent)
  • New applicants can apply to the pool online as well.
  • Those who wish to change to permanent membership (strongly encouraged).

If you are already on the pool’s waitlist and have paid the $50.00 application fee there is nothing further to do for a summer membership only.

If you have membership registration questions please contact Membership Chairperson, Claire Kelly by email at c_l_kelly@yahoo.com.  If you prefer to mail in your membership form and check, you can download the form from the swim club website and mail to Bannockburn Pool, PO Box 376, Glen Echo, MD 20812.

MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE:  Friday MARCH 17, 2017

Permanent Members
Regardless of status in 2016, by Friday MARCH 17 all Permanent Members mustconfirm their intent to be Active or Inactive  for the 2017 pool season by: (i) registering online or (ii) sending in the membership form.

Inactive permanent members will be assessed a $50.00 administrative fee in lieu of dues. This can be paid online or by check (mail to the PO Box listed above). If an inactive member does not pay the fee by the due date, it will be deducted from the member’s bond amount, and will need to be paid before to become Active again.

If you do not indicate your 2017 Permanent Membership status by March 17 your membership slot will become available to other applicants, and your application will be subject to late fees if there is space still available. If you do not secure a slot by the registration deadline, your membership will change to inactive status – you will be unable to use the pool for the 2017 season and will be assessed the $50.00 administrative fee.

If you changed to Inactive status in 2010 (prior to the pool renovation) you will need to pay the increase in the bond ($650) to  return to Active status.  If you elect to redeem your existing Bond, we will refund the amount when an eligible buyer has been found, in accordance with the Bylaws.

Fees for Summer 2017: Based on number of family members below

1 2 3 4 5 6+
Permanent Member* Summer Dues
$295 $420 $535 $660 $765 $895
Summer Member Summer Dues
$435 $595 $775 $920 $1,090 $1,250
Late Summer Member Dues  (August 1 – End of Season)
$185 $255 $325 $385 $460 $535

Permanent Members who have one or more adults on their membership 65 years or older as of March 17, 2017 are eligible for a $100.00 discount off their total summer dues.
Please make sure to check the Senior Discount box when registering online or deduct $100.00 from your total dues amount if you mail in a paper membership form with a check.

The bond amount for new Permanent members is $1,600.

Determining the Number of Members

  • All permanent household members who will be using any of the pool’s facilities must be counted as members. This includes family members, housekeepers, au pairs or baby-sitters, and full-time summer residents of the household.
  • For the 2017 season there will be no charge for infants born after January 1, 2017.
  • Each membership household must include at least one dues-paying adult.
  • Non-swimmers who will use pool facilities must be included. Parents who alternate taking their children to the pool must both be included on the membership card and in the dues calculation, even if they do not plan to use the pool facilities at the same time.

Registration Late Fees
For payments not received by the deadline of March 17, 2017 the following late fees will be due:

  • $20 if full payment is received after March 17 and by April 15
  • $50 if full payment is received after April 15 but before May 1
  • $100 if full payment is not received by May 15

Please pay on time.  If you have to delay your payment, please add the late fee to your dues.  If your payment is late and no late fee is received, you will not be able to use the pool until the late fee is paid.

Cancellation of Membership Due to Nonpayment
The Club’s bylaws allow the Board – after official notification – to cancel a membership if dues or fees owed are overdue by 90 days or more.  A copy of the bylaws is available on our web site.

Swim Team – Go Dolphins!

The Bannockburn Dolphins Swim Team would like to welcome back all members of the 2016 team and invite all members’ children ages 5 to 18 to join us for another summer of fun and excitement in 2017.  Our swim team is all about fun with girls and boys competing in their own age groups, hoping to improve their swimming skills, and, most importantly, making friends and memories.

Returning head coach Malena Lair-Ferrari will lead the team again this season.  The Dolphins will practice in the afternoons Monday through Thursday between 4 and 6:30 PM beginning May 22nd with the season running through the last few days of July.  Morning practices begin the first Monday MCPS is closed and are held weekdays between 8:30 and 10:30 AM.   Swimmers are encouraged to attend both AM and PM practices once school is out.  Meets are held on Saturday mornings and Wednesdayevenings.  A full meet schedule and details on swim team sign up will follow by May 1st.

To accommodate the wide range of experience among our 8 & under swimmers, we have a pre-team program.  Special pre-team practices will provide more attention to younger swimmers at the early stages of their development.  We hold special pre-team practices in the afternoon four days a week for a half-hour.  Pre-team practice will start in early June.

Contact Shelley O’Brien, the swim team representative at jimshell.obrien@gmail.com with any questions.

Dive Team – Join us for our fourth great season!

Bannockburn’s Diving Dolphins look forward to their 4th season competing in the Montgomery County Dive League. Our numbers continue to grow, and our divers continue to mature, increase their skill levels, and (slowly but surely) move into those all-important (and formerly sometimes empty) 13+ age group events.

For many of our divers, Bannockburn Diving is all about fun and learning an exciting and safe new sport – we have lots of younger divers and welcome all members ages 6-18 who are comfortable in deep water, to join us. We’re also starting to build a group of divers who are advancing to higher levels and success in summer league and winter diving meets. In 2016, many of our divers went to Divisionals, and several advanced to the All-Star meet. We’ve had three years of great coaching, and looking forward more.

We will be sending out specific instructions for team registration in the Spring.  Practice starts just after Memorial Day, and will normally be held MondayFriday, 6;30-7:30 pm for younger divers and 7:30-8;30 pm for others.  The first meet is June 11th, regular season ends mid-July, and the All-Star meet is July 27-28. See this link to MCDL for schedule specifics:
http://www.mcdiving.org/content/schedule/2017

Please contact Dive Rep Larry Kessner with any questions. lkessner@gmail.com

General Information

Pool Schedule

The season will officially open on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.  The swim club will close sometime after Labor Day depending on the weather conditions in September.  During the regular season, pool hours will be determined by the Board, week by week and posted on the bulletin board and/or the web site.

Regular Season Pool Hours

All weekends & holidays                                       10:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Weekdays while public schools are open               2:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Weekdays while public schools are closed           10:30 AM – 7:45 PM

Weekdays and weekends in June and July extended evening hours pool closes at 8:30 PM

Extended Season
We are pleased to have renewed our arrangement with Mohican Swimming Pool for our Permanent Members to use that pool for the two weeks in May before our opening date and for an additional four weeks after our closing date thereby extending our swim season by six weeks.  The dates and hours of operation for the extended season will be emailed and posted to www.bannockburnpool.com as the 2017 season nears.

Pool Closures for Home Swim Team Meets
During the swim team home meets on Saturday mornings, the pool will be closed untilnoon. During the home meets on Wednesdays, the pool will close at 5:00 p.m. Please look for a meet schedule and resulting changes to operating hours on the bulletin board at the pool entrance.  We welcome spectators at all meets; please come cheer on the Dolphins!

Sunrise Swim
The pool will be open for early morning lap swimming (adults only) from 6:30 – 8:00 a.m.,Monday through Friday after MCPS public schools close for the summer.  All six lanes of the pool will be available.  Stay tuned for additional information on the Sunrise Swim start date.

Water Aerobics and Adult Stroke Improvement Clinics
This summer the club will once again offer a water aerobics program at the pool for adult members.  These classes will be held midday on weekdays at no additional charge. The stroke clinics, led by a coach, will be in the morning and at night at a cost of $10 per person for 30 minutes. Watch for web site updates and signs at the pool for details once the season begins.

Member Relations and Contact Info
The Board wishes to encourage active participation and feedback from all members.  We welcome your input.  Any suggestions, comments, or complaints should be made to the on-site pool manager or to any of the board members.

A complete list of board member names and contact info is posted atwww.bannockburnpool.com.

Questions on anything related to membership?
Please contact: Claire Kelly at c_l_kelly@yahoo.com.

 

 

Still time to get a Swim in!

Labor Day Weekend Hours at Bannockburn

10:30am – 7:30pm all weekend long – Saturday September 3rd, Sunday September 4th and Monday September 5th.

Bannockburn Swim Club Last Day of the Season

Sunday September 11th marks the last day of the season at Bannockburn.  The pool will close at 5pm that day for our annual dog swim.

Extended-Season Privileges for our Swim Club members

As a part of your Bannockburn membership, all members are invited to use Mohican Swim Club after Bannockburn closes for the season. Mohican hours of availability beginning Sept 12th:

  • Weekdays 6:30am to 8:30am and 4pm to 7pm
  • Weekends 12 noon to 6pm

Mohican Swim Club will close for the season on October 9th.  And yes, their pool will be nicely heated.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Swim-a-thon a HUGE Success!

Bannockburn Swim Club hosted its first annual swim-a-thon fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society onSunday July 17th and it was a rousing success! Led by Bannockburn Swim Team participants and joined by the Swim Club community, more than sixty people turned out to swim and cheer and raise money for a great cause. In total, our group swam 3,343 laps that day and raised just short of $5,000! All of the donations went to LLS whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma as well as improve the quality of life of patients and their families. If you would still like to donate go here.

Movie Night gets Four Stars

More than fifty swim club members turned out on Friday August 12th for a memorable “movie night” under the stars. Movie fans young and old laughed and enjoyed the animated Disney film Inside Out. Get your popcorn ready and be on the look out for news about one more movie night this season.

Adult Stroke Clinics

The new swim club offering of drop-in Adult Stroke Clinics attracted up to ten swimmers per week this summer.  Also, for adults, the club’s twice-weekly Water Aerobics Class attracted an average of seven participants per class. If you are an adult swimmer seeking variety, excitement and improvement to your swim routine and are interested in joining the program for summer of 2017, contact Meredith Griggs mmgriggs@gmail.comor John Noble johnanoble@mac.com

Annual Crab Feast Tradition Returns!

More than forty swim club members and friends resuscitated a great tradition and brought back the annual summer crab feast on July 16th at the club.  Revelers dined on some of Maryland’s finest crabs, cedar plank salmon, salads, corn and much more. All accounts (and pictures) indicated it was a great time and that the tradition is back!

Baby Pool Rules

The baby pool is for children four years of age and younger at all times (even during rest break.)  All children using the baby pool must be under the direct supervision of a person 16 years of age or older.

Comments or Suggestions about our Swim Club?

Please make them known to the manager on duty while you are at the club or send an email to info@bannockburnpool.com.  Thank you.

Movie Night under the stars – Friday Aug 12

Join us for Movie Night featuring Disney’s Inside Out on Friday August 12th at 8pm.  Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated, comedy-adventure film produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

Before the film, join us for a food tasting by Galley Foods beginning at 6pm followed by the movie at 8pm.

BSC Inside-Out

 

Leukemia and Lymphoma Swim-a-thon Fundraiser on Sunday July 17

Bannockburn is hosting our first Leukemia and Lymphoma Swim-a-thon Fundraiser on Sunday July 17.  This event is open to the whole community so bring your neighbors!

A few families that are participating as a family have vowed to swim more than 60 laps to raise money!  Any family think they can beat that?  Or maybe you set your own family goal and challenge other families to hit your goal and beat it!

How does the swim-a-thon work?

  • On July 17 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am, participants of all ages swim as many lengths of the pool as they can or want to. Arrive at about 10:15 am to fill-out paperwork and get ready…
  • Swimmers request donations/pledges from friends, family, coaches, teachers etc to support their swim and to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
  • Swimmers will need a Swim-A-Thon Information Packet and Pledge Form for fundraising.  You can get one that day – July 17th, or from our Bannockburn swim team coaching staff at anytime.
  • Pledges can be any amount per length, or a flat amount.  Any donation is welcome and appreciated!
  • Can’t swim, then kick instead, or aqua jog, or just make a donation…please do!
  • If you are not swimming but will be attending the event to cheer on the swimmers we can always use your help. We need volunteers to count laps.

A note from one of our own neighbors:

Dear Bannockburn families,

As you know, Bannockburn swim club will be participating in a swim-a thon for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on July 17th.  I am hoping that by sharing my story with you and your children, it may allow for that day to be more meaningful for all. 

My name is Cheryl Rothenberg — you may know me as Jessy Kline’s mom.  I have been struggling with Leukemia for the past 2 1/2 years.  It started one day while I was at work and not feeling well, I ended up going to the ER and within 2 days diagnosed with Leukemia, and the next day started a very intense round of chemotherapy.  I have spent many months in the hospital away from my family, and it was with the help of many Bannockburn swim families that my children always had a wonderful dinner to eat, or helping hand.

Bannockburn has always been more than a swim team, it has been a community that values helping people, and caring about its families.   Although I continue to receive chemotherapy, my prognosis is very good.

My hope is that we can all come together on July 17th and swim to help people of all ages struggling with Leukemia and Lymphoma.  The money raised from this event will help to further the research on blood related cancers and will help make tremendous differences in peoples lives.  Once again we can show that Bannockburn is more than just a swim team…. 

Thank you,

Cheryl Rothenberg

 

If you are interested in supporting this event with a donation go to our swim club’s fundraising page: http://events.lls.org/pages/nca/Bannockburn.

If you have questions please contact Malena Lair Ferrari (malenal@comcast.net ) or Sarah Herberger (sarah.herberger@lls.org).

A Busy July at Bannockburn

Hello Bannockburn Swim Club Members!

Sunshine, a long holiday weekend in the summer, and fireworks – does it get any better than this?  Happy Independence Day, everyone!  Here’s an update on events happening at the swim club:

Holiday Weekend Hours

The swim club will open from Noon – 7:30pm this Saturday, July 2 because of a morning swim meet.  Hours will be 10:30am – 7:30pm on Sunday, July 3rd and Monday, July 4th.  For details on all club operating hours go to the BSC homepage.

Crab Feast

Gather your swim club friends on Saturday, July 16th for a night of delicious merriment at the revival of the world famous Bannockburn Crab Feast!  In addition to some of Maryland’s finest crabs, on the menu that night will be cedar plank salmon, a delicious salad and corn.  There will also be an ample supply of beer, wine and other beverages included.  The fun starts at 7pm that evening.  Cost will be $40 per person.  If you are interested in participating, please send an RSVP email to Bannockburncrabfeast@gmail.com or sign up at the sheet at the lifeguard desk where you can hand your check to the guard on duty.  RSVP and check must be received by July 13 to reserve your spot.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Swim-a-thon

Bannockburn Swim Club is hosting a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on July 17th.  All swim club members are invited to participate!  Swimmers are already collecting donations and will be doing so through the event date.  All of the donations go to LLS whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma as well as improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

If you are interested in supporting this event with a donation go to our swim club’s fundraising page: http://events.lls.org/pages/nca/Bannockburn.   You can also make a donation directly to a swimmer by making a “pledge.”  You can pledge an amount like $0.50 per lap, and then after the swim-a-thon that swimmer will report to you how many laps they swam in the event so you can make your donation.
If you are interested in participating or have questions please contact Malena Lair Ferrari (malenal@comcast.net ) or Sarah Herberger (sarah.herberger@lls.org).

Friday Food Trucks

Our weekly schedule of Friday food trucks continues with Linda’s Luncheonette pulling up tonight (July 1.)   Linda’s will be serving by 5pm.  Trucks are scheduled for every Friday through the end of July.  For a full schedule, please visit the BSC website calendar.

Notice for Parents of Young Children

If your young child is not potty trained, please make sure to consider the rest of the membership as your youngster makes his/her way in and out of the pool and around the pool grounds.  We’ve had a string of unfortunate accidents of late and in several cases parents didn’t alert pool personnel nor help with clean-up.  Children who are not fully potty trained must wear snugly fitting swim diapers and protective pants, and may not use the largest of our three pools (may not use the lap pool.)  This is our swim club – let’s keep it an enjoyable and sanitary place for everyone.

Adult Stroke Clinics

Are you an adult swimmer seeking variety, excitement and improvement in your swim routine?  Our next adult stroke clinic is Tuesday July 5th at 7pm.   If you have questions about the Adult Stroke program or fees please contact Meredith Griggs at mmgriggs@gmail.com.

Water Exercise Classes

Marianne Ross’ popular water exercise class continues on a twice per week schedule.  The class includes aerobic, strength, flexibility, and balance exercises both in shallow and deeper water.  The class meets Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30am to 11:15am and is open to all members at no cost.  Class will be held as scheduled this Monday July 4th.  Contact Marianne with any questions at cinthe@verizon.net.

Was that thunder I heard…is the pool closed?

Would you like a heads-up when the pool is closed due to weather or other unexpected circumstances?  The club offers a text alert service that allows for notification in these circumstances.  If you are interested in receiving such alerts you can sign up by texting “bburnpool” (no quotation marks) to 781-728-9542 to opt-in to the system.

On Being Much Better Than
Most and Yet Not Quite
Good Enough

There was a great swimmer named Jack
Who swam ten miles out — and nine back.

–John Ciardi

Happy (Almost) Summer!

Hello Bannockburn Swim Club Members!

While we have not officially changed seasons quite yet, it’s finally starting to feel like it outside and the schedule of events is heating up at our swim club:

Summer Hours and Early Bird Swim start June 20

The pool is open every day of the week right now with weekday openings at 2pm. Summer hours – during which the pool opens every day at 10:30am – start on Monday June 20. Early Bird Swim (weekdays from 6:30am – 8am) also begins June 20. For details on all club operating hours go to the BSC homepage.

Friday Food Trucks

Our weekly schedule of Friday food trucks has kicked-off. Holy Crepes pulls up tonight (June 10) and will be serving by 5pm. Trucks are scheduled for every Friday through the end of July. For a full schedule, please visit the BSC website calendar.

Swim Meets

Bannockburn’s division champion swim team returns to action this Saturday June 11 for time trials. The swim club will be opening late — by 11:30am Saturday. If you are a swim team family, go to the swim team web page for details on the meet schedule including signing-up your swimmer for each meet. For more details on pool operating hours affected by swim meets check the BSC website calendar.

Adult Stroke Clinics

Are you an adult swimmer seeking variety, excitement and improvement in your swim routine? We will be offering a daytime and an evening stroke clinic for adults, once a week, for a fee. Exact times, starting dates, and prices to be determined. If interested, contact Meredith Griggs, mmgriggs@gmail.com or John Noble, johnanoble@mac.com.

Water Exercise Classes

Marianne Ross’ popular water exercise class is starting soon. The class includes aerobic, strength, flexibility, balance, and sheer water fun(!) exercises, both in shallow and deeper water. The classes are open to both permanent and summer members at no cost. The class meets Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30am to 11:15am. The first class is June 20th and the class runs for an eight-week session. Questions? Contact Marianne at cinthe@verizon.net or 301-229-6690.

Interested in Triathlons?

Are you interested in learning more about triathlons and the Nations Tri this September? Please share your Tri experience and/or interest with other Swim Club members. Roland Backhaus and John Noble (Swim Club Board members) have substantial triathlon experience and will host this meeting of interested others on Monday June 20th at 7pm under the Pool Pavilion. Please RSVP to johnanoble@mac.com or call 301-320-3554.

Storm looming…is the pool closed?

Last summer we introduced a mobile text alert system to notify members via text when the pool is closing due to weather or other unexpected circumstances. Given the positive feedback we received, we are offering this service again this summer and it has already been put to good use. If you are interested in receiving such alerts you can sign up by texting “bburnpool” (no quotation marks) to 781-728-9542 to opt-in to the system.

Member Survey: We want to hear from you!

Did you take the survey yet? Check your email inbox for our member survey that you should have received Monday June 6. The BSC Board wants your input on a variety of issues – so please participate.

This man likes to dive in the cold seasons;
He dives, I suppose, for divers reasons.

by Barney Hutchinson